April 1, 2005
ATLANTA – The 19th-ranked Yellow Jackets (33-8, 5-1 ACC) will travel to Virginia (13-18, 2-1 ACC) for an Atlantic Coast Conference three-game series this Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, at The Park. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at Noon and single game on Sunday at Noon.
Tech finished the month of March with a record of 20-4. The Yellow Jackets continue to lead the ACC in batting average (.297), runs scored (211), RBI (181), slugging percentage (.394), on base percentage (.378), stolen bases (103) and fielding percentage (.972).
The Jackets appear in the rankings for the ninth consecutive week. Tech is No. 19 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll, after moving up two spots from a week ago, and No. 21 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll, also moving up two spots in that poll.
Tech has set or tied three school records already this season; stolen bases, stolen bases in a game (7) and tied a school record with 13 straight wins to start the season.
Live stats will be provided on www.ramblinwreck.com for all Tech games.
Series with Virginia
The Cavaliers hold an overwhelming 30-11 advantage in the season series between these two schools. However, the Jackets have won two straight from UVa, including last year’s 4-1 win in the ACC Tournament, and the Yellow Jackets are 5-6 versus the Cavaliers in the last 11 match-ups.
The last time Tech swept the Cavaliers was during the 2002 season, when the Jackets defeated UVa, 5-1 and 3-1, at Glenn Field in Atlanta on March 31.